PhD/MPhil Inflammation Sciences / Programme details
Year of entry: 2019
Our PhD/MPhil Inflammation Sciences programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Inflammation Sciences.
Inflammation sciences combine cutting edge research with translational biology.
Principal investigators come from a variety of disciplines (medical sciences, mucosal immunology, cell biology, genetics) to address key questions in the inflammation field.
Many projects are disease-focused, with an emphasis on understanding mechanism or addressing an unmet clinical need.
Investigations are carried out using both human tissue and animal models to accelerate translation.
State-of-the-art core facilities in flow cytometry, imaging, microscopy, bioinformatics and transgenics provide progressive approaches to complex research questions.
Examples of research programmes include
- inflammation, tissue recovery and repair
- mucosal tissue homeostasis
- immune responses in the intestine
- skin inflammation
- lung immunity
- infections and allergens in asthma
- fungal lung disease
- biomarkers in COPD
- understanding food allergy
All of our postgraduate research students attend the Doctoral Academy Training Programme delivered by the Centre for Academic and Researcher Development (CARD).
The programme provides key transferable skills in areas such as commercial awareness, academic writing and public engagement. This training equips our postgraduates with the tools to progress beyond their research degree into influential positions within academia, industry and consultancy.
The emphasis is on enhancing skills critical to developing early-stage researchers and professionals, whether they relate to effective communication, disseminating research findings and project management skills.
See the training and development page for more information.
Teaching and learning
Applicants are specifically matched with a Primary Supervisor and individual project based on their research interests and background.
International applicants interested in this research area can also consider the our PhD programme with integrated teaching certificate .
This unique programme will enable you to gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, whilst also carrying out independent research on your chosen project.
Scholarships and bursaries
Funded programmes and projects are promoted throughout the year. Funding is available through UK Research Councils, charities and industry. We also have other internal awards and scholarships for the most outstanding applicants from within the UK, EU and overseas.